Andrew Ruben

Andrew Ruben

Andrew Ruben, 80, of Edgewater, Fla., formerly of Clymer, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 16, 2020, at Halifax Medical Center, Daytona Beach, Fla., surrounded by his loving family.

He was the son of John and Mary (Betsa) Ruben, born Feb. 8, 1940, in Clymer.

Andy graduated from Clymer High School in 1958 and went on to graduate from Indiana State Teachers’ College as a social studies teacher. He taught at Penns Manor School District for 34 years. Andy also coached football for many years.

He will be lovingly remembered as a wonderful husband, dad, grandfather, brother and friend to so many people. Andy was an avid Steelers fan. His hobbies included hunting, fishing and reading.

Andy was a member of the Clymer Presbyterian Church, where he served as an Elder and choir member. He was also a member of Masonic Lodge #313, Scottish Rite Consistory of Altoona, Jaffa Shrine of Altoona, and the B.P.O.E #931 of Indiana.

He is survived by his wife of almost 60 years, Donna (Stake) Ruben, of Edgewater, Fla.; daughter Lori Laverick and husband Gregg, of Indiana; grandson Michael Laverick and wife Paula, of Martinsburg, W.Va.; two great-grandsons, Augustine and Constantine; two brothers, Ron Ruben and wife Patti, of Rockville, Md., and George Ruben and wife Juanita, of McClean, Va.; three brothers-in-law, Gary Stake and wife Irene, of Orange City, Fla.; Jay Stake and wife Jeannette, of Rockwell, N.C.; and David Stake and wife Jeanie, of Leeper; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Andy was preceded in death by his parents; brother John Ruben; in-laws Clarence and Ruth Stake; and sister-in-law Bennie Stake.

At his request there will be no visitation or service. Private arrangements are being handled by Baldwin Brothers of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.